Those who participate in this year’s UFO Festival July 5-7 in downtown Roswell will get the chance to hear about the latest research and investigations from leading experts in the field.
A list of researchers, scientists and authors was released by the museum this week.
“We’ve got a pretty good group coming in,” said Mark Briscoe, the International UFO Museum and Research Center’s operations manager. “We bring all the credible people in who have stuff published, who have books out, who are world renowned for their research in this area.”
One special guest lecturer this year will be Patty Greer, an award-winning UFO and crop circle researcher. Greer reportedly had a personal experience in 2007 when visiting a crop circle in the United Kingdom. [auth] From that day, she was able to begin producing documentaries on the subject. Greer has made five full-feature films about crop circles and UFOs.
“I am one of the only film makers sharing clear untouched photos of the Orange Balls of Light witnessed in and around the English Crop Circles. I took these photos myself along with my friend Monique from Holland, so I know they are authentic,” Greer states on her web site.
Along with Greer, the UFO Museum will host researchers Stanton Friedman, Donald Schmitt, Tom Carey, Travis Walton, Derrel Sims, Kathleen Marden, Yvonne Smith, Frank Kimbler, Tom Reed and Ken Hudnall.
Attendees will “get their questions answered and get the latest as to what these people are doing,” Briscoe said. Some discussions will include abduction experiences, he said.
Friedman is a leading UFO researcher on the Roswell Incident and has published some 90 UFO papers and appeared on several radio and TV shows, including Larry King on CNN. He is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident.
Another special guest lecturer to attend this year’s event will be investigative reporter and editor of “Open Minds Magazine,” Antonio Huneeus.
Huneeus will present a number of lectures in Spanish and English, Briscoe said. The award-winning investigative writer has uncovered the UFO field internationally for 30 years.
The museum will also be unveiling a new display with a special ceremony, focusing on physical evidence of bodies recovered at the 1947 incident, Briscoe said.
“There will also be a scheduled event concerning surviving witnesses who were threatened by the government and forced to keep silent,” he said. “You won’t want to miss either one of these first-time events.”
Authors Larry Holcome Tom Kirkbride, Kim Carlsberg, Lori Hines and Kathy Duval will give out new information on their books, and children’s author Sharon King will return with arts and crafts for children.
Event-goers will be able to attend the lectures at the museum and the Convention and Civic Center. Speakers will be available for book signings inside the museum daily and panel discussions will be held each night at 7 p.m.
“We’re working on the schedule right now,” Briscoe said.
For more information and updates, visit ufofestivalroswell.com.